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    Synthetic Oil Life Study: The Book

    It's good to see you guys again. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" /> Pablo, if you want to do a writeup on it, I'd include it. Patman, we were probably lucky I was able to keep fairly steady conditions even for two years. At least we made it all the way...
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    Synthetic Oil Life Study: The Book

    Hey BITOGgers, how's it going? It's been a year since I stopped taking samples for the Synthetic Oil Life Study, and yet there is still interest in the study. I can't restart the study; I'm only putting 4,000 miles per year on a car these days. Instead, I thought I would do the next best thing...
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    Amsoil winding down. What next?

    I love this place, I start with two ideas and end with 20 <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" /> Well, FWIW, I'm still leaning toward settling the Mobil 1 break-in questions. Cheers, 3MP
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    Amsoil winding down. What next?

    Hey all, Amsoil will be ending soon on the <a href="http://oilstudy.spacebears.com">synthetic oil study</a> because of the one-year anniversary rule. Looks like it will probably make the distance without a filter change -- good show. Still ****ed annoying about the viscosity problem though...
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    Denim vs. Asphalt

    Hey guys how's it going? I know I've been gone a while, things have been busy. Thought you might want to check out a little project I worked on last week: <a href="http://neptune.spacebears.com/opine/denim.html" target="_blank">Denim vs. Asphalt</a>
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    10,000-mile results are in!

    3MP has a business to run and doesn't always have time for oil study stuff. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" /> Got the results informally. Will post on the website once the official results are in. Motorbike is welcome to post the informal results if he...
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    10,000-mile results are in!

    Nope, nada from the other lab. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" /> Cheers, 3MP
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    10,000-mile results are in!

    I don't know about AstroVic's theory, but I can tell you right now that based on the accumulated miles to this point it's not going to hit 18k before the year is up. I'd bet this one ends around 14k just from the time limitation. Vettenuts, I check the oil level immediately after drawing a...
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    10,000-mile results are in!

    Please, no throwing rotten fruit. It contaminates the sample. <a href="http://oilstudy.spacebears.com" target="_blank">Paradise Garage Synthetic Oil Life Study</a> So what do you think? Surprised? Cheers, 3MP
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    9,000-mile results are in!

    The sample is coming out today. I am sorry guys, it has just proven difficult to guarantee comparable mileage over an entire year. With this unfortunate reality in mind, do people still want to see additional oils tested beyond Amsoil? I can keep going if people like the results despite the...
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    Synthetic Oil Life Study

    Sorry guys, yea, this installment has taken forever to get to, I'm not logging near the miles this year that I did last year, but the next sample is coming soon... Cheers, 3MP
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    Micheal Moore on Letterman

    Moore is an idiot. Cheers, 3MP
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    Long term Oil Tests

    Vivisector, next up is Red Line. We'll see about GC. It's a long ways off to make a decision. Cheers, 3MP
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    Long term Oil Tests

    Don't take it all the way out. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" /> Cheers, 3MP
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    9,000-mile results are in!

    There was a 3,000-mile flush period between the M1 test and the Amsoil test. The flush used the exact same type of oil as is currently being tested. The Mobil 1 test lasted from November 2002 to September 2003. The Amsoil test also started in November. The Amsoil test is not accumulating miles...
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    Long term Oil Tests

    Vivisector, I'm that other guy. I think the reason I get so much financial support right now is that I've been doing this test for nearly two years. When I first started it was touch-and-go; I barely stayed ahead. Also, I still subsidize about a third of the cost of the testing, and I pay for...
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    9,000-mile results are in!

    T&S, I'm not sure I agree with the "relatively constant" view -- it's lost half its value since 3000 miles -- but regardless, it's normal behavior for TBN to drop significantly in the first few thousand miles, then level off or drop more slowly over many thousands of miles. I've got several SAE...
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    9,000-mile results are in!

    Another thought, just to stir the pot, if it's Amsoil's thickness that is providing the extra protection vs. Mobil 1, why not just run 10W40 Mobil 1 and save $2.50 a quart? Cheers, 3MP
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    9,000-mile results are in!

    Something to consider about the TBN-- regardless of what the absolute value is, Mobil 1 exhibited a state of equilibrium over a considerable span of miles. Amsoil is well beyond the point that Mobil 1 reached equilibrium and is still dropping. That to me is much more significant than whether we...
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    9,000-mile results are in!

    ekpolk, not on my LS1... I own 4 pumps that don't work on this car. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" /> Thanks tho. Cheers, 3MP
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